We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Bronze near Port Matilda, PA.

Dr. William John Cochran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. William Cochran specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cochran's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Obesity, Malnutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Donald Scott Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Donald Schneider is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Schneider has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and colorectal cancer screening. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Dean Richard Focht III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Dean Focht is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in East Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Focht is affiliated with Geisinger. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Focht takes.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Irphan Esoofi Gaslightwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Irphan Gaslightwala's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaslightwala takes. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Esophageal Manometry, Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahmoud Talaat Sabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Danville, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Altoona, PA. Dr. Sabri (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Sabri obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Dr. Jeffrey L Lichtenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lichtenstein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Lichtenstein attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Biliary Disorders, Colonoscopy, ERCP

Dr. Marten Boyd Duncan, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Marten Duncan specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration and gastrointestinal (GI) stenting. Dr. Duncan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, he completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Hemochromatosis, Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily Theresa Suvock, DO
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Emily Suvock works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Suvock is rated highly by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Suvock include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and colorectal cancer screening. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Suvock is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Brandon Michael Craft, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Brandon Craft is an adult gastroenterology specialist in State College, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Port Matilda, PA. Dr. Craft's clinical interests include colorectal cancer screening and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Craft is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Martin Gerard Maksimak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Martin Maksimak's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Maksimak's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.